Puerto Rico’s Bad Bunny has been, for the second consecutive year, the most listened artist globally on Spotify, the digital music platform reported Wednesday.
Bad Bunny, the top Hispanic trap artist, has achieved in 2021 more than 9.1 billion plays on Spotify.
In the list, the Puerto Rican performer is followed by Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake and Justin Bieber.
Likewise, “DÁKITI”, by Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez and included in the former’s most recent album, El Último Tour del Mundo, was crowned as the Hispanic song most listened globally this 2021 on Spotify.
In the first eight months of this year, Bad Bunny was the most listened-to Hispanic artist monthly on Spotify’s music platform.
According to Spotify in September, Bad Bunny achieved in the first eight months of this year 6.659 million plays on the platform.
Starting in January, Bad Bunny had 913.5 million plays, an achievement mostly obtained by the release of his third album, El Último Tour del Mundo, released in November 2020.
In February, the artist obtained 776 million reproductions, followed in March by another 801.6 million, and in April he claimed 731 million.
Then, in May he reached 695 million reproductions, and in June he began an upturn by obtaining 845 million thanks to the release of his song “Yonagui”.
That same month, Bad Bunny once again stirred up the urban movement by participating in the remix of the song “AM” with his colleague and compatriot Nio García and Colombian J Balvin.
In July, “the bad bunny” achieved 955.6 million reproductions — the highest amount in a month so far this year —, mainly due to his participation in the remix of the song “Volando” with his compatriot Mora and Panamanian Sech.
And, in August Bad Bunny achieved 942 million plays.
Meanwhile, YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny’s second album, reached over 5.2 billion plays on Spotify, extending its record as the most listened to hispanic album in the history of the platform.
Finally, this Wednesday the platform also announced in a press release that Bad Bunny’s music videos “La noche de anoche”, together with Spain’s Rosalía, and “Yonaguni”, were the two most viewed Spanish-language music videos on YouTube in the United States this year.